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No Rail Runner service on Christmas, New Year’s

December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — If you wanted to hitch a ride on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express on Christmas or New Year’s Day, you better make other plans. Officials with the Rio Metro Regional Transit District say the commuter train will not be operating on either day, nor will Rio Metro buses. However, the [&hellip...

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NMSU gets grant to boost border businesses

December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The development of manufacturing and aerospace businesses in southern New Mexico and Arizona could get a boost thanks to a $457,000 grant. The grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce has been awarded to New Mexico State...

Family dismisses lawsuit against former NM officer

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a former Albuquerque police officer who was acquitted in his wife’s shooting death has been dismissed. The family of Tera Chavez tells KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/18JIHej ) that they have...

Judge rules mental health audit will remain secret

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ruled that government agencies don’t have to disclose an audit of more than a dozen mental health providers under investigation for possible overbillings and fraud, because the audit contains law enforcement materials...

NM sheriff’s sergeant dies from injuries

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Sandoval County sheriff’s sergeant struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on Interstate 25 near the San Felipe Pueblo has died. Sandoval County Sheriff Doug Wood released a statement Friday evening,...

UNM regents postpone talks on high-tech hub

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has postponed talks on a $13 million investment in a high-tech research and development center in downtown Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1d5ZPYM ) the...

2 dead, 2 injured in Four Corners crash

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FRUITLAND, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a crash in northwestern New Mexico that killed two people and injured two others, including an infant. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Beth Utley says the crash happened before...

NM delegation to push for expanding WIPP mission

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A delegation of Eddy County government officials is headed to Washington, D.C., to build support for a proposal that would expand the mission of the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico. Carlsbad...

Peanut butter plant can resume limited operations

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge is allowing an eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant involved in a nationwide salmonella outbreak last year to resume limited operations. Sunland Inc. in Portales closed its doors and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy...

Former NM lawmaker released from federal prison

December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Democratic legislative leader who was convicted of conspiracy and mail fraud for his role in an Albuquerque courthouse fraud scandal was released from federal prison Thursday. Manny Aragon, 66, had been serving time in...

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